The WTO and the Spaghetti Bowl of Free Trade Agreements: Four Proposals for Moving Forward

Improving global governance
Posted Sep 27, 2016 | Center for International Governance Innovation, Maria Panezi

Major trading nations have signed trade agreements among themselves that bypass the World Trade Organization (WTO) whose lack of relevance is worsened by the deadlock of the Doha Round. In this report for the Center for International Governance Innovation, Maria Panezi suggests that although the WTO sought to deal with the “spaghetti bowl” of trade agreements, it must make its transparency mechanisms more robust and link them to national transparency measures. WTO member states should act more formally and systematically to control and monitor the plethora of discrete agreements.


https://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/pb_no.87.pdf

 

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